Seda Kurt Sengun

Landscape Architect, MSc

Co-Founder at PARCH

Landscape architect Seda Kurt Şengün completed her undergraduate education in Istanbul Technical University in 2008. Since 2005, she has worked on design topics covering contents ranging from individual scale to urban design scale. In 2006 she received concrete design training at the Bauhaus University as a prize for the 'Plastic & Opacity' event organized by Turkish Cement Foundation. She was in ENSA Lyon at 2013 for academic thesis research. She completed master's degree in Architectural Department of Istanbul Technical University in 2014 with the dissertation entitled 'Landscape of Lost Space'. Arkimeet'14, where she was invited as a landscape architect in the same year, was among the international speakers in Istanbul with her thesis work. Kadıköy Tree Route was organized by her at the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial with the invitation of Design Workshop Kadıköy. She has been a guest of numerous architectural studios at schools with seminars including city and landscape.She organized workshops on various topics on landscape culture. She is still working as a part-time lecturer, design studio instructor at Yeni Yüzyıl University Architecture Department. Since 2016, she continues to work on landscape design and projecting within the Atölye Seda Kurt, and continues her research on design and culture in the idea-partner collaboration, PARCH.

Hakan Tuzun Sengun

Architect, MSc

Co-Founder at PARCH

In 1994, he graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture. After graduation in 1999, in the consultancy of Prof. Dr. Afife Batur in Architectural History Department completed his master's thesis. During this period with he worked with Han Tümertekin, in projects like B2 House (Aga Khan Award 2004), ATK Housing, Çatalhöyük Museum and as the visitor center. ITU Faculty of Architecture in 1997, he started working as a research assistant in the Department of Architecture. In 1998 took part in the presentation "Beginning ; Zero" at ANYTIME conference held in Ankara. In 2004, he took the first prize Arkitera Architecture Festival Open Charrette and joined the "Global Architect and Media Event" for a short visit for New York and Washington DC. His proposal "ZEPPELINIZED" for the Ryungyong Hotel was published as No. 893 DOMUS cover (2006). He was the editor of the architectural exhibition entitled “HOME : A Negotiation For Dwelling" (2006). In 2007 joined to the group INNOCENTACT initiated by Pelin Tan and Hou Hanru in 10th Istanbul Biennial which he carried out a series of interventions, publications and a newspaper at KAHEM. In 2010 with the group İMKANMEKAN published the "İMKANMEKAN: Small Interventions In Public Space" which they took the special prize at XII.Turkish National Architecture Awards and Exhibition. Studied on thresholds and transition in public space at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon as an invited researcher for his doctoral studies in France (2013). In 2016 worked as the editor of theme TECTONICS at BETONART 48. He is living and working in İstanbul and pursuing his PhD studies at İstanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture.